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closed captioning will resume shortly life may be beautiful for concert goers this weekend... but some neighbors who live near the spectacle tell us life is anything but these days. we're taking a look at traffic - as it's backing up near the spaghetti bowl. but in addition to road closures
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there appears to be restricted access and safety concerns to worry about. fox-5's vince sapienza continues are team coverage. he talked to downtown neighbors. john..christine.... i'm standing in front of the 2-11 complex here in downtown vegas.... and what you see behind me looks like a front row view to the festival.... and it for those just passing by.. or visiting... but for the people who live here...it feels like a prison... "as you can hear, that's an all day thing, they did sound check yesterday till 2:00 in the morning, no one could sleep." and a lack of sleep isn't even what has tenants in the 211 apartment complex up in arms. instead, it's this. "what really alarmed us was this
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the town that we patron 365 days a year, we live here, we're the residents." monique charles is one of the residents. she doesn't own a car - instead taking the rtc. what is normally a five minute walk...has now turned into an hour commute. "this has become a nightmare, like in a nightmare that is not ending." "makes no sense, the point of me moving downtown was convenience." but not everyone is inconvenienced. jack burwell has lived in downtown longer than the festival has been here. and he doesn't understand all the fuss. "a bunch of cry babies, they're dealing with a man who has money that is putting this thing on for everybody, they ain't going to do anything about it, go find something to do for a couple days." but it's more than a couple days. neighbors tell me set up started on wednesday and is not expected to be cleared until next wednesday. another issue for the neighbors is safety. neighbors say a woman was jumped this past week heading home from work. "she had to park so far out because of our restrictive parking and walked back to the building, she was
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and chased her down an alley way." "people who are in wheelchairs, oxygen, or pregnant, so god forbid something happens to them we pray and wish a security guard will let them through and they don't." i'm told there are 24 shuttle buses throughout the downtown..designe d to help residents get around. but monique says most of them are not on time.. or not safe. "they're not even checking ids to make sure you belong in this community, so anyone can jump in the shuttle, free ride, free ride they try and mug you, feel up on you." "we're not trying to get free into the concert, we just coffe, our lucnh, go to the grocery store and be safe, that's all." now life is beautiful organizers sent out letters to everyone in
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routes... shuttle times.. and road closures.... this is that piece of paper.. on it.. says that ogden street will be open for the public to go through.... but as you can see... it is not... closed off to the gernal public.. as well as those who live here... in downtown..im vince sapienza...fox 5 news..local las vegas...
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the details on the road closues and detours - surrounding the life is beautiful festival. head online... to fox five vegas dot com. toss to weather we generally stay around 90 degrees for highs the next week, but it will feel cooler some days. saturday looks great with full sun and 87 degrees. north gusts on sunday to 25 mph will pop up by the late morning and the afternoon with plenty of sunshine. we'll be at 90 on monday, then see a few clouds tuesday through thursday with highs in the upper
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joey heck -- the son of congressman joe heck --apologized for messages he posted online. but this isn't the first time he's been accused of embarrassing his family. fox5's adam herbets took a look at whether this could... or should... play a role in dad's race for senate. well john/ christine it probably will play a role... but some of the experts we've talked to said, if his opponent plays this the wrong
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up hurting her, more than it hurts joe heck. of course joey heck has been in the news for all the wrong reasons in the past... but that wasn't an election year. (nats clapping) people at catherine cortez-masto's rally this morning liked what they heard... people who saw her opponent's son online... not so much. he posted. he used the n word in several postings. talking about victims of rape, just reading some of those comments that he put out there, that's add joe heck, the father, to the list of people are upset. he said he loves his son... but is disappointed him. they're all nodding their heads saying, i'm sorry joe. sorry you got to go through this. and then they're going to pick up and look -- "has joe ever said anything like this?" i'll be honest, like i haven't seen it, but again a child is a product of their environment our analyst says -- that doesn't fly. people trying to put the blame on dad... probably aren't going to get too far... because at this point, joey heck is a grown man. he's 19 years old...
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old enough to know better. this didn't just happen. he didn't just post these things last week. this has been months, through the year. he'll probably go to counseling for his parents' sake until november 9th and then it'll be over. i was taught the important of leading by example. apparently joe heck was not. cortez-masto blamed papa heck for all kinds of hateful words. she had a long press conference this morning... but only addressed her opponent's son briefly. i've read it. i think they're horrendous, and i think that's the rhetoric that needs to stop. and that's what i'm talking about three years later he's still spewing the same thing, but actually worse. it's not the same, it's actually worse. as a part of his statement -- joey says he is now going to go to counseling... and deleted all of his social media accounts. we'll put that
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fox5vegas.com john/ christine flames tore through six businesses - in an overnight fire "the problem with this fire was that there was two roofs on the building and the fire was trapped between those two roofs. in some cases, homes, shopping centers. instead of taking a old roof and replacing it, it would be more costly, they just pulled a new roof over an old one and thats cheaper in the longrun." the fire was in the hallway of six connected businesses at a shopping center near rancho and washington - just before 3 a-m. fire crews at the station across the street saw heavy smoke - and took action immeditately. it took seventy- six firefighters and twenty-eight units to break into the roof and put out the fire. now - those business owners will try to pick up the pieces. "the ceiling is totally gone. they tried to find
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restaurant, there was nothing, they tell me but they had to tear it down. it's damaged the whole thing." the cause of the fire is still under investigation no one was hurt. disturbing video... shows the moments a man in charlotte was shot and killed by police. "did you shoot him? did you shoot him? " now.... police are bracing for another night of protests. is it possible to domesticate a coyote? how a neighborhood is banding together... a new four-legged friend. you're watching fox5 news at 5. local. las vegas
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"keith.. don't you do it, keith.. don't you do it (bang bang bang)" keith lamont scott's family released cell phone video - recorded by his wife, showing the moments leading to his fatal shooting by police tuesday in
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carolina. the video is the first publicly released footage of the shooting, which spurred days of protests in charlotte. police said an officer shot scott after he failed to heed commands to drop a gun. his family has said he didn't have a gun. in the video- a person yells for someone -- apparently scott -- to "drop the gun." the wife is heard telling police her husband does not have a weapon -- and that he has t- b-i -- which stands for traumatic brain injury. as joel waldma expected again in north carolina for the fourth night in a row. (insert) nats ...don't shoot him..." cell phone video captured by keith lamont scott's wife shedding light on tuesday's shooting -- his wife telling him to get out of his truck... pleading for police not to shoot her husband. the actual shooting cannot be seen, but you can hear police fire four shots, nats - gunshots and then you see scott lying
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police, meanwhile, still withholding the dash and body camera footage of the shooting from the public. mccrory says " the video that's been such a part of the city wide, state wide and now national conversation i do want to let you know that the state bureau of investigation here in north carolina is in possession of a copy of that video. the charlotte- mecklenberg police department is still the custodian of the original tape ... " scott's family has seen the police video.... police say scott ignored several warnings to drop a gun before he was shot and killed by an officer. however...some at the scene say scott was holding a book, not a weapon. last night's demonstrations remained relatively calm compared to the chaotic scene the night before, where police and demonstrators violently clashed. a curfew is in effect again tonight, with the national guard, state troopers and charlotte police on standby until at least sunday. a woman looking to move into kansas city's east side was about to complete the purchase of her first home. but - she and the realtor went to look at the house
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unwelcome sight. one side of the house was covered in graffiti that read "no white" and "b-l-m" - which stands for "black lives matter." both phrases were written twice. the realtor got emotional discussing what happened. "and i told her that it was about me and... and... (gets emotional)... i'm sorry. it told her that it was about me and not her." "i hate to see somebody... mess that house up like that cause, hey, it could happen to me, you know. and, many times this neighborhood, i been over here over 50 years, and many times i thought about moving and i wish to hell i moved." the realtor says he is doing what he can to help the buyer find another home in a different neighborhood. tens of thousands of people signed a petition to save the life of a coyote who's become way too comfortable in a rhode island neighborhood.
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act like a dog. but he's a young coyote. people have apparently been feeding him and he's become unafraid of people, so he's hanging around homes. officials say that's a problem, because he's still an unpredictable wild animal who could attack people. after consulting with an expert who's been tracking cliff - with a g-p-s collar - town officials have asked a hunter to shoot the animal. one nieighbor has created a petition to let cliff live -- and it's garnered more than 23- thousand signatures so far. she says she would like to see cliff relocated to a zoo or sanctuary. blue bell ice cream issued another recall... because of listeria concerns. the outbreak from last year was connected to three deaths. listeria was detected again during the company's testing routine. blue bell says the outbreak was found in two flavors... chocolate chip cookie dough and cookie two step... ingredients used for the dough were made by a third-party supplier...aspen hills incorporated... and consumers are glad it was found early this time.
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blue bell fan, so i hate to hear that. but, at least, they said they're going to do a recall, so it's no threat to the public." "they caught it through their testing, so i think they're doing exactly what they should be doing. i have no problem with it." the ice cream is being recalled in ten different states. no illnesses have been reported. now fox5 weather 24/7, with chief meterologist ted pretty we generally stay around 90 degrees for highs the next feel cooler some days. saturday looks great with full sun and 87 degrees. north gusts on sunday to 25 mph will pop up by the late morning and the afternoon with plenty of sunshine. we'll be at 90 on monday, then see a few clouds tuesday through thursday with
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we generally stay around 90 degrees for highs the next week, but it will feel cooler some days. saturday looks great with full sun and 87 degrees. north gusts on sunday to 25 mph will pop up by the late morning and the afternoon with plenty of sunshine. we'll be at 90 on monday, then see a few clouds tuesday through thursday with highs in the upper 80s.
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painted and ripped the statue off it's feet this morning. ginger--the statue's artist and vegas local... says he was ready to repair the statue but was told not to by life is beautiful festival officials. ginger says he's made a mold of the original...so the statues will keep coming up. " it's really disheartening to see the way that people here in vegas, treat art. the way several other art pieces have been vandalized or destroyed. this is why we can't have nice things." he says this is the only one of the five statues displayed around the country to be vandalized. two statues in miami and new jersey were stolen this week. there's much more coming up in the second half of fox5 news at 5. police and volunteers joins forces this weekend. how they're trying to solve a murder - unsolved for more than a
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live from las vegas. your only choice for live local news right now. with emmy award winner john huck. christine maddela. and weather 24/7 with chief meteoroligist ted pretty. this is fox5 news at 5:30.
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thanks for joining us for your only local news at 5:30. let's get you up to date with the latest local headlines. the fourth edition of the life is beautiful festival got underway today. the annual event takes over 18 blocks of downtown las vegas... with a combination of big name music acts - food - art - and guest speakers. for some people who live in downtown las vegas-- the big event is causing more headaches than happiness. downtown neighbors say they are restricted to certain areas... their commutes to work and school are longer - and they have safety concerns. the festival is also loud-- meaning most people aren't getting a lot of sleep. "it affects the residents here a lot longer then the people who actually come here for the festival." "we knew there was going to be some inconveniences like all our parking out here, out front was going to go and we were going to be restricted to parking in the back." the chaos doesn't last for just the weekend... festival prep started wednesday... and clean up may not be done until the middle of next week. this weekend - police officers and volunteers

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